Ways to Help Lewiston

Alongside our community here in our home state of Maine, we are devasted by the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Lewiston on October 25. Our deepest sympathies are with the victims of this unimaginable tragedy and all those impacted.  

As we move toward recovery together, we thank all those who have reached out to us for your support and compassion.  

Many have asked how they can help. We have compiled a list of organizations that are accepting donations to help fellow Mainers—our neighbors, friends, and family—in the Lewiston area.  

We are so thankful to be part of the People Helping People industry. Thank you for making a difference. 

How to Get Involved

The Maine Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)3, has created the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund to address current and emerging needs associated with this tragedy. With the Maine Community Foundation as a conduit, 100% of every dollar donated will be allocated to people impacted and the organizations that will help guide Lewiston-Auburn through the healing process.

The City of Lewiston has established the OneLewiston donation portal for neighbors near and far to support the families and victims.  

The Central Maine Medical Center Compassionate Care Fund for Trauma Response and Support has been established following the violence in Lewiston. 

The United Way of Androscoggin County is the United Way in Maine that covers the Lewiston region. Their Community Fund is used to support community partners providing mental health services and other critical needs. 

All donations made to the LA Metro Chamber Foundation will be collected and shared with organizations responding to the greatest need and supporting EMS workers. Specify Foundation in the dropdown menu after entering your contact information on the second page. 

The Boston Bruins Foundation has established a dedicated Lewiston Strong Fund. In addition to funds raised, the Foundation is pledging a minimum of $100,000 to those impacted by the tragedy in Lewiston.  

The American Red Cross accepts monetary donations coast-to-coast to help where and when disasters strike of any nature. There is a national blood shortage, and donating blood is another way to help.  

Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger is directing donations to the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation for efforts aimed at reducing hunger resulting from this tragedy. 

At the time of publication, many of the above listed ways to help were located on the webpage Healing Together: Supporting Victims and Families of the Tragedy in Lewiston. The Governor Mills Administration has launched their webpage to serve as a clearinghouse of information on ways to support victims and families in Lewiston, organizations involved in the community and health care response, and anyone who might be struggling with mental health during this stressful time. Their page will continue to be updated in the days and weeks to come.